Black-shouldered Kite

K Wong
on 4th January 2024

I was in Victor Harbor on the 11th of August 2023, taking a leisurely walk along the Esplanade, feasting my eyes on the stunning seascape view of Encounter Bay, feeling […]

YC Wee
on 6th June 2015

On 12th February 2015, Melinda Chan collected two pellets from Tuas, around the area where the pair of Black-shouldered Kites (Elanus caeruleus) was nesting LINK. One pellet was larger than […]

YC Wee
on 14th May 2015

On 21st April 2015, Melinda Chan sent in two images of a juvenile Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus) photographed by Chan Yoke Meng (above, below). The kite was on a high […]

YC Wee
on 26th April 2015

The series of images in this post show the adult Black-shouldered Kites (Elanus caeruleus) removing the entrails from decapitated mice and dumping the parts on to the ground. This was […]

YC Wee
on 13th April 2015

The ground below the nest of the Black-shouldered Kites (Elanus caeruleus) is often littered with carcases of mice and numerous pellets. The image above shows a headless mice found below […]

YC Wee
on 10th April 2015

Field ornithologist Wang Luan Keng came across a the Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus) tearing a dead Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus) apart on a high perch recently, as shown in the […]

YC Wee
on 29th March 2015

Mice appear to be the major diet of the pair of Black-shouldered Kites (Elanus caeruleus) nesting in Tuas. The adult kites were regularly seen hunting mice from their favourite perch. […]

YC Wee
on 25th March 2015

The nest of the Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus) is loosely constructed of twigs placed around the forks of branches high up in the tree. The first chick was seen in […]

YC Wee
on 24th March 2015

Normally when it rains birds take shelter, usually under the foliage LINK. However, Singapore recently experienced a period of drought. So when there were light showers during this period, birds […]

YC Wee
on 18th March 2015

The pair of Black-shouldered Kites (Elanus caeruleus) nesting in Tuas was regularly harassed by the pair of House Crows (Corvus splendens) nesting a little down the road. The crows were […]


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